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The father of one of two Palestinians killed in a tunnel bombing mourns at a hospital [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

Ramallah, Gaza – Israeli police arrested a Palestinian man in the West Bank who is accused of staging a shooting and stabbing attack in Petah Tikva in Tel Aviv, which left six people injured.

Two women were wounded in the shooting while another man suffered injuries in the other attack, the police statement revealed.

Paramedics described the injuries as light.

“Wounds caused by the shooting are in the lower part of the body, while injuries left by the stabbing are in the upper part of the body,” according to EMTs. “There was riot and chaos when I arrived on the scene – three were treated on the spot after suffering a panic attack,” said an f.

Police said the Palestinian man, 19, is from Nablus governorate in the north of the West Bank and the weapon used in the attack was found with him – “Local residents of Petah Tikva tried to stop the attacker but two were stabbed during their attempt to do so,” revealed the police.

In a related matter, the Health Minister of the Gaza Strip reported that two Palestinian civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an air strike that hit a tunnel in Gaza near the Egyptian border.